4100RE: [GTh] Of/According to Thomas
- Sep 9, 2001FWIW both 'of' and 'according to' are used to describe the four Gospels when
they are used in christian liturgy.
In addition, the NRSV incipit is, for example, 'The Gospel according to
Matthew' as is the RSV and the NJB.
Perhaps this may be helpful,
From: Andrew Smith [mailto:smithand44@...]
Sent: 09 September 2001 15:54
Subject: Re: [GTh] Of/According to Thomas
Thanks for the interesting points, Rick, but I *wasn't* proposing
that the text was written by an apostle Thomas, merely that our text
claims that it was. Actually I think now that "of" is preferred
over "according to" probably because it sounds less conventionally
Christian. As I pointed out in my last post, Meyer prefers "according
to" as a translation within the text, but his book has to be
called "The Gospel of Thomas." As I said, it's my good guess that
marketing considerations have determined the title.
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